Tuesday, 12th March

Matthew 6:7–15

Jesus said, "When you are praying, do not heap up empty
phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of
their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need
before you ask him. 'Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be
your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have
forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us
from the evil one. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly
Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will
your Father forgive your trespasses."


As you pray now, is God a distant figure with little
interest in your affairs?

And what about your day: is God around or are you alone?